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Etaferahu Takele , M.S.; M.A

Area Advisor Farm Management/Agricultural Economics
UC Cooperative Extension - San Bernardino County
21150 Box Springs Road, Ste 202
Moreno Valley, CA 92557-8718
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Also in:
Ventura County
San Luis Obispo County
San Diego County
Riverside County


Extension and research programs are in production economics, financial analysis and investment analysis for crop production in southern California. Research programs have included (i) analyzing new crops economics and potential profitability using cost of production and marketing analyses (ii) Comparing alternative production practices analyzing profitability, and extension (iii) selecting optimum input combination from alternative production practices. Previous work also included analysis of the optimum irrigation levels under various water cost situations, evaluated the economic feasibility of non-traditional inputs such as mulch and sludge in crop production for purpose of developing environmentally suitable use for them. Extension programs have emphasized on profitable enterprise selection, financial and risk management.  Specific programs also include assisting small farms and minority clientele in identifying high return new and specialty crops.  Program emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach involving several scientists and economists within the UC as well as integrates with other states such as the Western Region Risk Management Program.


Leadership, California Agricultural Leadership Foundation. 2008
M.A Economics, University of California Riverside. 1994
M.S Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State. 1980



Ag Economics


Area Advisor - Farm Management /Agricultural Economics - Production economics, decision-making at the farm level, integrated input management, risk managementSubtropical Fruit Crops (Citrus, Avocados) Vegetable crops, Field CropsRiverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angles, Orange and Ventura.

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Peer Reviewed

  • WANG, ZHENG; C, SWETT and J. D. C. MUNERA, et al. (2022). Watermelon Production in California. UCANR 7000 Series. UCANR. 12.
  • Daugovish, Oleg; Faber, Ben, et al. (2020). Cover crop and mulch practices reduce agricultural pollutant loads in stormwater runoff from plastic tunnnels. California Agriculture, The research Journal of UCANR. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Vol. 74:Issue 3, 15-22. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9hq0b3pr

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Phillippe Rolshausen, Craig Kallensen; Jennifer Becker, Ivan Milosavijevic (2022). Topics in Subtropics.C. Ben Faber and 2. Winter. 22, 4 editions.
  • Takele, Etaferahu, D. Stewart and D. Sumner, 2021. Avocado Establishment & Production Costs & Profitability Analysis in High-Density Plantings, pp: 42-44: From the Grove, Spring 2021, California Avocado Commission, Spring (invited).

  • Takele, Etaferahu, Investigating the Economic Feasibility of High-Density Avocado Planting in San Diego County pp. 28-32: The Avocado Quarterly, The California  Avocado Society, August 2021 (invited)

  • Ben Faber, Craig Kallsen, Peggy Mauk, Sonia Rios, Monique Rivera, Philippe Rolshausen and Eta Takele, Editors.  Topics in Subtropics Newsletter (4 editions, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer). University of California Cooperative Extension, Fresno, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura Counties, V. 20, summer 2021; Volume 19, Spring 2021, Volume 18, Winter 2021, Volume 17, Fall 2020. https://ucanr.edu/sites/Farm_Management/Topics_for_Subtropics_Newsletters/

  • Takele, Etaferahu, D. Stewart and D. Sumner. High Density Avocado Planting: A Potential for Profit? Topics in Subtropics  Winter 21, Vol 19, pp.2-3https://ucanr.edu/sites/Farm_Management/files/348279.pdf

  • Takele, Etaferahu, D. Stewart and D. Sumner, 2020. Avocado Establishment and Production Costs and Profitability Analysis in High Density Planting, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Issues Center, UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UCCE, AIC, UC Davis-ARE, Nov. 2020 https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/38/fa/38fa8f9c-c93b-4c62-9740-a850bbc40df9/2020lemonsventuracounty.pdf

  • Takele, Etaferahu; Faber, Ben, et al. (2020). Lemon Establishment and Production Costs and Profitability Analysis in Ventura County, 2020. Topics for Subtropics. Vol. 18, Fall, pp. 10-11.

  • Takele, Etaferahu (2020). Sample Costs to Establish an Orchard and Produce Eureka Lemons,University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Issues Center, UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UCCE, AIC, UC Davis-ARE, Nov. 2020 ANR:https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/38/fa/38fa8f9c-c93b-4c62-9740-a850bbc40df9/2020lemonsventuracounty.pdf. 23. 

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